National media briefing: Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre, Prostate Cancer UK, Gingerbread, StepChange, the Family and Childcare Trust

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

E-cards are killing the Christmas spirit and robbing charities of income, according to the Bishop of Hertford.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre has received £18,000 from the demolition company that knocked down the house in which Mick and Mairead Philpott’s six children died.

See BBC News for full story 

A new prostate cancer test, which predicts how aggressive a tumour is, could spare men unnecessary operations, researchers suggest. Cancer charities including Prostate Cancer UK have said it would be a "game-changer".

See BBC News for full story 

Single parents are bearing the brunt of benefits changes, charities including Gingerbread, StepChange and the Family and Childcare Trust have warned.

See The Guardian for full story


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